Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Anchor...Dad!

Father's Day is just a few days away and I decided to put together a simple card for my Dad.  As a lot of you are aware my Dad is suffering from Dementia and each day brings new challenges to his daily living.  Things that we all take for granted are very difficult for him to perform.  Most of all his memory is slipping away day by day.

Dad was in the Navy during his earlier years and I try each year to make his cards along the nautical themes.  This year is no different.
Even with Dad's state of mind his is still the anchor that holds our family together.
The use of the ink splatters from French Foliage appear as what could be bubbles under water.

Challenges that I have entered this card in:

I know that Dad will love this card just as much as I loved making it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you like what I have put together.


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  1. What a fabulous card!! I so love it and how you connected Dad and the anchor. Awesome card Nancy!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Father's Day' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. Love the symbolism of your Dad being the family anchor, as well as how it represents his service in the Navy. I hope he is able to enjoy your wonderful card on some level-I cannot even imagine how painful it must be to watch him slipping away due to dementia. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week!

  3. Thank You so much for joining in this week over at Mod Squad. I really like the design and the anchor, and what it represents. I know this is truly hard to watch and be a part of, and I have no words that will comfort. But I will keep you in my prayers. ((( HUGS )))

  4. Love your card and the symbolism of the anchor. What a meaningful design! I'm sure your father will love it, even if he doesn't understand everything in it. Prayers are with you.

  5. Beautiful card and I really love the thought in regards to the anchor. Your Dad is sure to love this card. God bless you as you deal with your Dad's illness. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. I love this card and what it stand for!! It touches my heart and my eyes. You did a beautiful job with this card and I love that the paint/ink splats look like bubbles in the water. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at
    BBTB2 ;-)

  7. This is very creative :) I especially like the chain holding the anchor and of course the thought behind the card is so touching ! Sending hugs